Perfect as a nourishing vegan breakfast, this turmeric oatmeal is warming, lightly spiced and so healthy. Refined sugar free.
Is there anything better than warm oatmeal or porridge on a chilly morning? It might just be my favourite vegan breakfast, and I LOVE breakfast.
I've recently started making it with turmeric, ginger and cinnamon and it's the most comforting, lightly spiced bowl of goodness that I've had in a long time!
Plus, it's really easy to make, so ideal when you only have a few minutes to spend making a healthy breakfast.
Top it with berries, your favourite fruits and seeds for an energy-boosting start to the day.
Vegan Golden Turmeric Oatmeal - Notes on the Recipe
There's not much to this recipe - it's very easy and almost impossible to get wrong!
One thing I love to do to make my oatmeal extra creamy is to soak my oats overnight before cooking. I simply cover them in water, then the next morning I drain and rinse them in a sieve before adding them to a saucepan with my favourite milk and spices.
I find that not only does this improve the texture, but it also helps me digest the oats way better. It's different for everyone, but I highly recommend trying it if oats give you any digestive issues!
Golden Turmeric Oatmeal FAQs FAQs
1) Can I use steel cut oats in this recipe instead of rolled oats?
Of course! Just be aware that using steel cut oats may mean the oatmeal takes a little longer to cook, as they're a bit more solid than regular rolled oats. You might also find that soaking steel cut oats is helpful (see my note on soaking below).
2) Will I be able to taste the turmeric?
Yes! But it's not that strong. I find using just 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric gives the oatmeal a nice warming flavour, but not so much that it's overpowering. Feel free to use less though if that's still too much for you.
3) What are the health benefits of turmeric?
Many! I'm not a nutritionist so can't speak to this specifically, but turmeric is well known as an anti-inflammatory. You can find more information on its many health benefits here.
4) Why do I need to add black pepper to this oatmeal?
Black pepper is known to help with absorption of turmeric, that's why I've added a pinch to this recipe!
Golden Turmeric Oatmeal (vegan, gluten free)
- ½ cup rolled oats (use gluten free if needed)
- 1¼ cups your favourite plant milk (I like almond or oat)
- ¼ tsp powdered turmeric
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp powdered ginger
- Pinch black pepper
- Maple syrup or date paste to taste
- Add all ingredients except sweetener to a pan and gently bring mixture to a boil.
- Reduce the heat until just simmering, and continue to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently until the mixture has thickened.
- Add your favourite sweetener to taste, and pour the oatmeal into a bowl.
- Add your favourite toppings (I like berries, mango and seeds) and enjoy!
If you’ve tried this recipe, please leave a comment or tip for others below. I'd love to know how you’ve made it your own!